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Keith Preston

What Ethnocentrism Looks Like…

The former president of Latina sorority explains. Race traitor? That sounds like Brown Metzgerism. ——————————————————————————————————– The media is always on the hunt for ethnic chauvinism, racism, and cultural supremacism on a college campus, ready to pounce and run breathless exposes. Colleges and universities have speech codes, disciplinary bodies, […]

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn accused of attempting to rape NY hotel maid

From MSNBC. He was only doing to the maid what the IMF does to entire nations. —————————————————————————————————– The leader of the International Monetary Fund was pulled from an airplane and arrested Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid, New York police said. Dominique […]

Trade union red-faced as official joins National Front

By RFI. —————————————————————————————————- France’s largest trade union, the CGT, is threatening to close a local branch whose secretary is to represent the far-right Front National (FN) in upcoming elections. The man at the centre of the row, Fabien Engelmann, on Tuesday declared that dozens of CGT members would […]

German grandchildren of Nazis delve into past

Article by Kirsten Grieshaber. ——————————————————————————————————— BERLIN – Rainer Hoess was 12 years old when he found out his grandfather was one of the worst mass murderers in history. The gardener at his boarding school, an Auschwitz survivor, beat him black and blue after hearing he was the grandson […]

A Rite of Torture for Girls

Article by Nicholas Kristof. —————————————————————————————————— People usually torture those whom they fear or despise. But one of the most common forms of torture in the modern world, incomparably more widespread than waterboarding or electric shocks, is inflicted by mothers on daughters they love. It’s female genital mutilation — […]

A Man Dies After Being Tasered 34 Times, But The State Rules Police Officers Involved Aren't Responsible For His Death

Article by Gregory B. Hladky. ——————————————————————————————————- A Waterbury man died earlier this month after being hit with a police stun gun. In Middletown, a state investigation recently exonerated police in the May 2010 death of a man who died following 34 shocks by a Taser weapon. State lawmakers […]

Vladimir Putin Worshipped As St. Paul The Apostle By All-Female Russian Sect

From the Huffington Post. Nice, Vlad! —————————————————————————————————— He’s been a pilot, a singer, a hockey star and even a shirtless beefcake. But now Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has become the ultimate object of veneration for an all-female religious sect whose members believe the premier is the reincarnation […]

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

From the Northwest Indiana Times. ——————————————————————————————————– INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing […]

125 Year Old Woman Claimed Smoking Pot Everyday Was Her Secret To Long Life

From Shroomery.Org. —————————————————————————————————– A 125-year-old woman, said to be one of the oldest women in India, died at her home in Orissa, her family said Sunday. Fulla Nayak claimed that smoking cannabis every day was her secret to long life. Fulla Nayak, a resident of Kanarpur village in […]

Dershowitz vs. Chomsky, Again

Article by Allen Mendenhall. ——————————————————————————————————- For an attorney, Alan Dershowitz doesn’t argue very well, at least not in his recent attempt to take down Noam Chomsky for Chomsky’s recent op-ed, “My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death.” These men have a history. Dershowitz has called Chomsky a “Holocaust […]

Round Up the Usual Suspects … and Shoot Them

Article by Douglas Lummis. ————————————————————————————————— The issue is not whether bin Laden was a very bad man (I suppose he was) or for that matter whether Barack Obama is also a very bad man (looking worse all the time), but what happens to the law when states violate […]

Hairy-Chested Liberals Exult: Big Question, Who Do We Kill Next?

Article by Alexander Cockburn. ——————————————————————————————————- Pinko terror-symps and the “rule of law” gang  may cavil and whine at the lack of legal propriety in the execution of Osama , but it’s not cutting much ice with liberal America.  For long years what might be called the “progressive” segment […]

Jared Taylor’s White Identity

Review by Greg Johnson. ——————————————————————————————————– Reading through Jared Taylor’s splendid new book White Identity, I found myself thinking again and again of Allan Bloom’s 1987 book The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students. In content, the […]

Crisis and Capitalism’s Contradictions

From Infoshop. ——————————————————————————————————— by Anarcho Anarchist Writers May 12, 2011 Anarchists have long argued that capitalism is an economic system riddled with contradictions. These express themselves in recurring crisis, when these contradictions expose themselves for all to see in generalised misery they produce. Some of these contradictions can […]

The Power of Working Class Solidarity

From Infoshop. ——————————————————————————————————— Solidarity Unionism Before laws were passed in the ‘30s and ‘40s that institutionalized labor unions, the most effective organizing tactics avoided formal union recognition and automatic dues check-off. Unions were less of a faceless service provider and more connected to the shop-floor. Solidarity unionism affirms […]

Uhuru Solidarity Movement Convention: No phony antiwar movement!

From Uhuru News. ————————————————————————————————- After George W. Bush invaded Iraq in 2003, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the U.S. in protest. Although his successor Barack Obama has brutally expanded U.S. wars of occupation in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya and elsewhere, with U.S. forces stationed […]

The Politics of Hunger

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————- Spotlighting China as an example, BBC News reports that “[t]he Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index is at its highest level since being created in 1990. As food prices rise,” the story adds, “so does poverty.” In just the first few months […]

No States, No Borders, Part II

Article by David D’Amato. ——————————————————————————————————– “Detentions of undocumented immigrants,” reports Fox News Latino, “have become big business for private companies operating prisons in states like Arizona … .” The story goes on to observe that “[c]ontractors come to Arizona attracted by the increase in militarization and the criminalization […]

The Battle of Athens

Article by Dimitrios Papageorgiou. ——————————————————————————————————- A murder stirred up the trouble. For the past three days, Athens has been rocked by violence. It all began on Tuesday morning, when a 44-year-old man, Manolis Kantaris, was killed by three Mahgrebs (Morrocan or Algerian according to the police), as they […]

Goldman's Game

Article by Richard Spencer. ——————————————————————————————————- Matt Taibbi has emerged as one of the country’s most compelling writers on financial malfeasance, an achievement that is not limited to his legendary depiction of Goldman Sach as the “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood […]

How We Squandered the Peace Dividend

Article by Patrick Foy. ——————————————————————————————————- When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and effectively ended the Cold War, there was tremendous relief and a sense of hope for the future. One writer even boldly declared that it marked “The End of History” and, as a natural result, the […]

Old Age Wasted On the Old

Article by John Derbyshire. ——————————————————————————————————— A toast, ladies and gentlemen, to Mr. Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay of Nepal, who shuffled off this mortal coil on Monday afternoon at age 82. Mr. Upadhyay was at 18,700 feet above sea level when he turned in his lunch pail, most of the […]

U.S. tries to assassinate U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki

Article by Glenn Greenwald. ——————————————————————————————————- That Barack Obama has continued the essence of the Bush/Cheney Terrorism architecture was once a provocative proposition but is now so self-evident that few dispute it (watch here as arch-neoconservative David Frum — Richard Perle’s co-author for the supreme 2004 neocon treatise — […]

Democratic principles in the War on Terror

Article by Glenn Greenwald. ——————————————————————————————————– Senate Republicans yesterday filibustered the confirmation of James Cole, President Obama’s nominee to become Deputy Attorney General.  There were a couple of reasons for their opposition, but it is principally grounded in the views Cole expressed when opposing Bush’s Terrorism policies.  Specifically, a […]

Is Tony Kushner the new Helen Thomas?

Article by Danny Schechter. ——————————————————————————————————— First they came for Helen Thomas. After the veteran White House correspondent once spoke inelegantly about her feelings toward Israel – and apologised, to no effect – she was blackballed at the instigation of strident Israeli supporters and her career achievement-standing journalism awards […]

Getting Osama Bin Laden: The Case Against Torture

Article by Doug Bandow. —————————————————————————————————— After making Osama bin Laden U.S. Enemy Number One President George W. Bush botched the job. Yet officials from his administration are claiming credit for getting bin Laden. Torture maven John Yoo wrote that the recent raid “vindicates the Bush administration, whose intelligence […]

Yes, They Lied; Yes, a Million Died; and Yes, They Want It To Go On

Article by Chris Floyd. ——————————————————————————————————- Why have a million innocent people been killed in Iraq by the cataclysm unleashed by the Anglo-American invasion and occupation? Here’s why: A top military intelligence official has said the discredited dossier on Iraq’s weapons programme was drawn up “to make the case […]

What did Killing Osama Actually Accomplish?

Article by William Pfaff. ——————————————————————————————————— PARIS — Many if not most Americans seem to think that the assassination of Osama bin Laden solved something. What did this accomplish? The man who organized the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington is dead, but so what? He no doubt […]

No End to the “War on Terror,” No End to Guantánamo

Article by Andy Worthington. ——————————————————————————————————— With the death of Osama bin Laden, there is a perfect opportunity for the Obama administration to bring to an end the decade-long “war on terror” by withdrawing from Afghanistan and closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The justification for both the […]

Afghanistan: war without end?

Article by David Swanson. ——————————————————————————————————— Afghanistan was supposed to be the campaign promise that President Barack Obama actually kept. He said he would escalate that war, and sure enough he did. Is he now going back on promises he’s made as president, by proposing to withdraw 2.5% of […]

Totalitarian Humanism Comes to Iraq

Article by Justin Raimondo. —————————————————————————————————– Although assassination has become the leading cause of death among Iraqi males, the Iraqi government has its priorities straight: they’re enacting a ban on public smoking. As the New York Times reports, the law – already passed by the Parliament, and now up […]

Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature

Andy Duncan on Murray Rothbard. —————————————————————————————————– Fortunately, to shorten your quest, I now know the next one you should read; Egalitarianism As a Revolt Against Nature. It was a long time in the finding, but I finally got there. Where to begin? As Man, Economy, and State is […]

The Persecution of John Demjanjuk

Article by Pat Buchanan. ——————————————————————————————————– “John Demjanjuk Guilty of Nazi Death Camp Murders,” ran the headline on the BBC. The lede began: “A German court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of helping to murder more than 28,000 Jews at a Nazi death camp in Poland.” Not until paragraph […]

Our Plutocratic Economic System, Part 2

The second part of the discussion. —————————————————————————————————— -Nader’s thought experiment of having support of the super-rich, and idea of applying the standard of “patriotism” to multinational corporations, and a discussion on some of his solutions; -Poll reports 80% of Americans open to independent or third party; -Distributist Hilaire […]

Our Plutocratic Economic System, Part 1

Hear the discussion with Robert Stark and Mike Conner. -Billionaire Koch brothers’ pernicious influence over the Tea Party; -Executive pay increases while middle class wages decline; -America’s economic doomsday trends; -Sam Francis‘s and Willis Cartos‘s critiques of capitalism from the Right; -Taxes and the distribution of political power; […]

Switzerland is particularly exposed to the evolving threat posed by anarchist groups

Article by Daniele Mariani. —————————————————————————————————– A series of letter bombings and failed attacks over the past year point to the evolving threat posed by anarchist groups. Switzerland is particularly exposed. The group of anarchists from Italy believed to be behind the attacks are connected to three alleged eco-terrorists […]

No States, No Borders

Article by David D’Amato. This is about an able a defense of the “open borders libertarian” position as anyone will likely find. It also makes for an interesting comparison/contrast with the article I did for LewRockwell.Com a few years ago outlining the case for immigration skepticism from an […]

U.S. middle class disappearing into abyss?

A report from Russia Today. RT is infinitely superior to the American media as a source of news and information. —————————————————————————————————- As America’s joblessness and poverty remain at a peak, RT’s Anastasia Churkina delves deep into the sorrows of the country’s middle class to find out if its […]

Fear of an Erudite White

Jim Goad reviews Jared Taylor’s new book. ———————————————————————————————————- As if the unprecedented social experiment of pouring several dissimilar schools of fish into the same aquarium and pretending they won’t fight over food and territory wasn’t foolhardy enough, Taylor sees special danger in the severely unequal application of cultural […]

Repealing Due Process, Declaring Permanent War

Article by Mike Whitney. ————————————————————————————————– House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-CA) is pushing a bill through congress that will repeal due process and give the President nearly-unlimited powers to wage war wherever and whenever he chooses without congressional approval. Because the language in the so-called Detainee […]

The 12-Step Plan to Restore American Machismo

Gavin McInnes explains how. ————————————————————————————————— While getting drunk last night, I noticed a young man had plonked his sports bottle down on the bar like it was a gun and we were in the Wild West. I asked him what the fuck was up with that, and he […]

King George III, Thomas Jefferson, and the Neocons

Article by Paul Gottfried. —————————————————————————————————— Anyone but a movement conservative groupie might wonder what George III, who reigned from 1760 to 1820, is doing on the same list with Hitler and Stalin. George was a constitutional monarch who went along with his parliamentary government when it imposed the […]

Intellectual Property is Murder

Article by Kevin Carson. —————————————————————————————————— Among the terms of a so-called “free trade agreement” between the European Union and India is a requirement for “data exclusivity” which will eviscerate India’s generic drug industry. “Data exclusivity” means that clinical trials conducted before marketing by the company that originally produced […]